The lemon tree (Citrus medica limonum) is believed to have originated in Asia. Although it’s classified as an evergreen
tree, it is short in height and produces small white blooms that morph into yellow citrus. Christopher Columbus introduced this citrus to America by packing
lemon seeds on his grand voyage in 1492. Lemon oil production for the personal care industry is largely concentrated today in South America, Italy and the U.S.